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Suit pattern = dated suit?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
In need of a new cheaper suit, I pick something up at recent sale. After bringing it home, I am having second thoughts as I am concerned that the pattern looks dated. I fear that this will diminish the amount I will actually wear it, as I will feel that I am stuck in the '90's.

I have added a few shots of the fabric below, and would appreciate any thoughts regarding the suit. TIA







post #2 of 13

It's textured. Nothing wrong with that, it just takes the right pairings. It wouldn't be my choice as a first suit but it has it's place. Unless of course it's polyester. Then I'd burn it.

post #3 of 13
Looks like it might be a birdseye or nailhead weave (hard to tell), both of which are infinitely more stylish than yer boring plain weave. Wear with pride!
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Looks like it might be a birdseye or nailhead weave (hard to tell), both of which are infinitely more stylish than yer boring plain weave. Wear with pride!

 

Second for nailhead. Hard to tell from here though.

post #5 of 13
I always prefer a textured weave for plain colour.
post #6 of 13
How old are you? That would look dated if you're really young, but if you're 25+ you can pull it off. It's more about the cut though...full pictures would help.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

How old are you? That would look dated if you're really young, but if you're 25+ you can pull it off. It's more about the cut though...full pictures would help.

Please elaborate.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

How old are you? That would look dated if you're really young, but if you're 25+ you can pull it off. It's more about the cut though...full pictures would help.

 

I disagree. I think this can be a perfectly fine look for a young person or something with perhaps a few more grays. I am in my mid 30s and I would wear it.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

It's more about the cut though...full pictures would help.

This. The gorge height and other design features will date it more than a simple texture.
post #10 of 13
I like the pattern and visual texture. This would be nice in rotation with a solid colored navy suit.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments so far....here is quick and dirty shot of the front of the jacket. The weave is nailhead, and I am early 40's....

post #12 of 13
I think how it is tailored and the accessories/shirt and shoes you wear with it will determine if it looks contemporary. That should be easy to do.

For starters:
Solid spread collared white, pink and blue shirts would work.
Consider a narrow black silk knit tie. Maybe one in a burgundy.
A white linen pocket square
A simple black belt with silver metal buckle
Black captoe oxfords

You don't need to jazz this up with too much color or pattern. A simple, minimalistic, classic approach will look best. If you don't like that approach, then take back the suit and get a solid gray or navy to use as a base for adding more patterns and colors.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

It's textured. Nothing wrong with that, it just takes the right pairings. It wouldn't be my choice as a first suit but it has it's place. Unless of course it's polyester. Then I'd burn it.


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